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NAIAS SERIPHIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ναιας Σεριφια Naias Seriphia Naiad Seriphia Naiad of the
Island Seriphus

THE NAIAS SERIPHIA was an unnamed Naiad Nymph of the spring, well or fountain of the main settlement on the Aegean island of Seriphos.

She and her sons emigrated to the island from Magnesia in Thessalia, the Nymphe presumably bringing her waters with her, making the island fit for human habitation.

PARENTS
Perhaps a daughter of the River PENEIOS
OFFSPRING
DIKTYS, POLYDEKTES (by Magnes) (Apollodorus 1.88)

Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1. 88 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"Magnes married a Naias Nymphe, and sons Polydektes and Diktys were born to him. They settled Seriphos."


Sources:

  • Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd BC